San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a woman who impaled herself on pieces of rebar after falling from the primary wall about one-mile east of the San Ysidro Port of Entry on Friday.
According to Border Patrol, agents responded to the area on November 23, at around 8:25 p.m., and found the woman had fallen from the border wall after she climbed over it to illegally enter the country. The woman landed on rebar that pierced her side and buttocks. Agents rendered aid and requested EMS and the San Diego Fire department for assistance. The woman was also taken to a local hospital and is currently being treated for non-life threatening injures.
Migrants have been warned about the hazards of climbing the wall since the first known jumper broke her leg.
Agents identified the woman as a 26-year-old from Guatemala. She was accompanied by her two children; a three-year-old and a five-year-old. Both children were also taken to a hospital for evaluation of potential fall trauma. They were later released back into Border Patrol custody.
San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott said, “Entering our country illegally, particularly over our walls is not only dangerous, but also very foolish. This woman placed her own life and her children’s lives in peril. She could have easily died if not for the quick response by our agents and EMS.”
According to Border Patrol, this area in which the woman was injured is an active construction site as 14-miles of wall are being installed to replace the decades old landing mat wall.